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About 2% of people are born with an intellectual or developmental disability.
2% of the population of the State of Florida is: 419,600 (as of 2017).
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The Arc and the United Way said a big THANK YOU to Publix!
On February 27th, 2019, 20 clients of The Arc visited 2 Publix Grocery Stores in Port St. Lucie to join forces with The United Way in saying THANK YOU to Publix for being a #1 sponsor!
Publix has given so much to both the United Way of St. Lucie County and The Arc of St. Lucie County that it is time we gratefully acknowledge their kindness and generosity.
The events were a success and everyone had fun! Photos will be in the gallery soon.
Sensory Integration Therapy at The Arc
Just a couple of weeks ago, we were given the opportunity to visit Morgan’s Place & partake in a Sensory Integration workshop. After the tour, we were given $700.00 worth of equipment & supplies to create a “sensory integration space”. The donation was from “Tristan’s Legacy” and made available to us through The Arc of Florida.
We’ve not seen anything that has so quickly improved happiness levels and lowered the number of our client’s behavioral outbursts like this has! The change has been both astounding and wonderful!
There’s real science behind this. for more information on sensory integration for the developmentally disabled, see the scholarly article on our resources page.
March 9, 2019 FP&L rolled up their sleeves to help The Arc! ...and boy did they EVER!!!
Florida Power & Light (FPL) selected The Arc of St. Lucie County as a recipient for their Annual Power to Care volunteer program. On Saturday, March 9th, FPL sent 25+ volunteers out to our Adult Day Training (ADT) facility to help us plant hedges, spread mulch, and beautify the grounds. What they accomplished was practically a miracle. Check this out: (1) 50 hedges planted; (2) 200 ft. of hedges mulched; (3) 4 large fruit trees planted; (4) 7 picnic tables painted in bright colors; (5) cleared out the tropical garden area, raking, trimming, and bagging up 12 bags of trash; (6) weeded, tilled and added garden soil to our raised garden; (7) fixed our volleyball net; and (8) watered in all the new plants! –All in three hours’ time!
And that is on top of feeding us all breakfast, giving us a shirt, and bringing the water, Gatorade, and ice! This was totally Amazing.
THANK YOU FP&L.
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Chili Cook-off will be on Saturday, July 13, 2019
The Arc of St. Lucie County will be participating again in the Boys & Girls Club (37th Annual) Chili Cook-Off this year. We have our chili recipe ready to go and we’re excited. The event will take place at The Fenn Center in Fort Pierce.
Fenn Center Location: 2000 Virginia Ave. Ft. Pierce, FL 34982
Event Time: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
There will be lots of fun and games, delicious chili, plenty of funny costumes, & free give-away items!
Come out and support us (and we hope you’ll vote for our chili too!)
Our Theme: “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”.
The Arc's Walkathon Will be on June 1, 2019 this Year. We're Gearing up Now!
Check back here for more details. Info will be coming soon!
Countdown To: The Arc of St. Lucie County Golf Tourney!!
Learn more about this from the the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) by clicking above.
The Arc of St. Lucie County
The Arc of St. Lucie County serves more than 150 people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities every day.
We have a Children’s Afterschool & Summer Camp Program, and Adult Day Training Program, Supported Employment and Vocational Training Programs, and a big Volunteer Program!
Adult Day Training (ADT)
Our ADT is better than ever with new programming, new management, and new activity centers. Now, participants rotate from one exciting activity to the next throughout the day. Field trips and lunch are also still provided.
Acitvity Centers: Goals Achievement, Art, Money Management, Activities of Daily Living Skills, Kitchen & Cooking training, Sensory Activities, Computer Lab (coming soon), Zumba, and Pre-vocational training in sorting and recycling.
Adult Day Training is for people with a documented diagnosis of an intellectual or developmental disability aged 18 or older. ADT runs from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm – Monday through Friday. Transportation options are often available.